Upstate Church Sign Causes Controversy

A sign is causing heated arguments outside of a church in Jonesville. Pastor Roger Byrd of Jonesville Church of God put the sign up which reads "Obama Osama humm are they brothers?" Pastor Byrd says the sign is ... Full Story
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Prantha

United States

#1 Apr 21, 2008
What bigots the people in that church are!

Disgusting, hate-filled human beings.

They are NOT Christians. Christ would not do that.

“Please don't feed the trolls.”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#2 Apr 21, 2008
Another small mind with a great big mouth.

“Lets take America Back!”

Since: Apr 07

America, U,S,A.

#3 Apr 21, 2008
Just like that anti american Rev. Wrong should have kept politics of his pulpit, this minister needs to do the same thing.

He should not lower himself to their level. Take the sign down.

“Lets take America Back!”

Since: Apr 07

America, U,S,A.

#4 Apr 21, 2008
**OFF** his pulpit
NON-redneck in SC

Columbia, SC

#5 Apr 21, 2008
Wow... What a shocker here! A church with no African-Americans in the congregation puts up a racist sign and displays thier ignorance for the world to see. Way to show the love of Christ for all.

Also in a rare feat SC is once again first in the nation in ignorance and last in education.

I once heard a wise person say: "It's much better to remain silent and let people wonder how ignorant you are than to open your mouth(or put up a sign) and remove ALL doubt.
underhay

Lugoff, SC

#6 Apr 21, 2008
LOL! do these folks watch the news?

Since: Mar 08

Ridge Spring, SC

#7 Apr 21, 2008
He put on a sign what alot of other people have said in words. Like it or not, he has the right to say what he feels. I don't know if it's the right thing to do but hey, it's thier choice. Personally, I don't trust Obama any more than I trust Clinton.
porky

United States

#8 Apr 21, 2008
Obama should be the next president

of Iraq.
upset mom

Germantown, KY

#9 Apr 21, 2008
I have a question. How is this racist? Now grant you I do believe it is uncalled for, but would anyone say anything if a sign like this was put up on a "black" church sign about a "white" politican?
Cookie

Columbia, SC

#10 Apr 21, 2008
Jack Black wrote:
Just like that anti american Rev. Wrong should have kept politics of his pulpit, this minister needs to do the same thing.
He should not lower himself to their level. Take the sign down.
I agree.
dhb

Florence, SC

#11 Apr 21, 2008
Good for them! I say keep the sign up for a long time and let people know that if OBAMA wins, then you better be ready for the worst to happen to this Country and to non black people.. and take this anyway you want too!
Tim

Baltimore, MD

#12 Apr 21, 2008
"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake" Matthew 5:11
HMMMMM

Columbia, SC

#13 Apr 21, 2008
Prantha wrote:
What bigots the people in that church are!
Disgusting, hate-filled human beings.
They are NOT Christians. Christ would not do that.
EXACTLY .........
Gamecock

United States

#14 Apr 21, 2008
upset mom wrote:
I have a question. How is this racist? Now grant you I do believe it is uncalled for, but would anyone say anything if a sign like this was put up on a "black" church sign about a "white" politican?
Last time I checked, Obama's pastor made similar remarks regarding white politicians and people raised h.e.l.l. about it. This is not a matter of racism- the moral of the story is that pastors do not need to use the pulpit for personal and political messages. I'm upset that the church church congregation UNANIMOUSLY voted to keep the sign up, which sends a red flag that this "church" is really a cult that recruits Klansmen.
HMMMMM

Columbia, SC

#15 Apr 21, 2008
The Real Lori wrote:
Another small mind with a great big mouth.
YEP ..........
Gamecock

United States

#16 Apr 21, 2008
dhb wrote:
Good for them! I say keep the sign up for a long time and let people know that if OBAMA wins, then you better be ready for the worst to happen to this Country and to non black people.. and take this anyway you want too!
This is your brain on drugs.^ Just say no.

“Speak your mind.”

Since: Aug 07

Chester, SC

#17 Apr 21, 2008
This sign is completely inappropriate. If a white person has the last name of "Dukes", does that automatically mean that they are related to the white supremacist? Of course not...and this sign is just that asinine.

I can see people complaining about Obama's stance on various issues, his limited experience, and other JOB-RELATED ISSUES...but talking about his name and his non-existent connection to a religion that some people refuse to respect got old a long time ago, and is just flat-out stupid. Get a hobby!
live and let live

Summerville, SC

#18 Apr 21, 2008
I wonder if the people in the church are related, to closely if you know what I mean.
NON-redneck in SC

Columbia, SC

#19 Apr 21, 2008
Just curious... I wonder how many community service projects this "church" has done say over the last year?
How many hungry have they fed?

How many destitute have they clothed?

How many homes have they built for those who need shelter?

How many times have they spoke out against hatred?

I Googled the church and all I found were:
1: ALOT of references to this article!
2: They are a member of the Metrolina Food Bank. Which means they recieve food to distribute to the needy. I'm honestly not sure these people are trustworthy to do the right thing with the supplies they recieve.
I stangely enough could not, even as self promoted material, find a single good work of the church. HMMMM.... Very odd.
karen benzer

Las Vegas, NV

#20 Apr 21, 2008
1st of all as christian we are taught that all human beings are "GOD'S CHILDREN"...SO IN THAT TEXT I GUESS OSAMA BINLADIN IS PASTOR ROGER BYRD'S
BROTHER TOO. 2ND: MUSLIM'S BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS A PROPHET...THIRDLY...BYRD RHYMES WITH TURD...HUMM...IS PASTOR BYRD A STEAMING PIECE OF POOP? I'D CHANGED THE SIGN TO THAT...BECAUSE THAT'S HIGHLY PROBABLE...JESUS TEACHES LOVE..YOU SPEW HATRED..DISTORTIONS AND LIES...OBAMA IS CHRISTIAN AND YOU ARE THE PREACHER OF JESUS?...YOU WOULDN'T KNOW JESUS' TEACHINGS IF THEY HIT YOU IN THE HEAD...

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